Udovcic’s Historic Offensive Prowess Leads Volleyball to Victory

Udovcic’s Historic Offensive Prowess Leads Volleyball to Victory

Daytona Beach, Fla. – Lynn University's volleyball team took down Embry-Riddle 3-2 in a five-set marathon on Friday night in Sunshine State Conference play. Junior outside hitter Sonja Udovcic recorded the most kills by a Fighting Knight in over 17 years while the team's 117 digs are the most in a match in over 20 years.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: Lynn 3, Embry-Riddle 2 (22-25, 25-19, 25-19, 23-25, 15-13)
Records: Lynn (16-13, 9-10 SSC), Embry-Riddle (18-11, 9-10 SSC)
Location: ICI Center | Daytona Beach, Fla.
All-time Series: Lynn leads 16-5 all-time (Won 3-0 earlier this season)
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STATS OF THE MATCH:

  • Udovcic reached her career-high 31 kills at heavy volume, logging 77 attempts for a .273 hitting clip. She rounded out a double-double with 23 digs.
  • Fellow outside Rafaela Fonseca also logged a double-double with 18 kills and 18 digs. She also served two of the team's four service aces on the night.
  • Setters Biatriz Souza Berti and Isadora Nicolai rounded out Lynn's quartet of double-doubles. Souza Berti produced 26 assists with a career-high 25 digs while Nicolai registered 32 assists with 11 digs.
  • Paige Fullerton contributed 11 kills and five blocks; she had two solo stuffs and three block assists.
  • At the libero spot, Olivia La Plume totaled 15 digs and four assists while Marine Kinna added 10 digs, four kills and an ace.
  • Lynn led Embry-Riddle in every major category: kills (72-58), assists (69-54), digs (117-101), blocks (9-7) and total attempts (223-210).

BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:

  • Udovcic's 31 kills are tied for the third-most all-time in any match in program history and are the most since Fernanda Campos logged 33 on Nov. 3, 2001. Udovcic's 77 attack attempts are also tied for the third-most all-time in any match in program history and are the most since Camila Lins swung 79 times on Sept. 12, 2008.
  • Udovcic is the 10th player in all of NCAA DII this season to record more than 30 kills in a match.
  • Lynn finished with 117 digs as a team, marking the fourth-most ever in any match in program history and the most since Sept. 23, 1997.
  • The following stats all made the top-10 in program history in any length match:
    • 117 digs (team) – fourth-most
    • 223 total attempts (team) – tied for seventh-most
    • 31 kills (Udovcic) – tied for third (Fernanda Campos) 
    • 77 attempts (Udovcic) – tied for third (Fernanda Campos)
    • 69 assists (team) – tied for 11th (five times) 
  • The following stats all made the top-10 in program history for a five-set match:
    • 117 digs (team) – second-most
    • 223 total attempts (team) – tied for seventh-most
    • 31 kills (Udovcic) – second-most
    • 77 attempts (Udovcic) – third most
    • 69 assists (team) – second-most
  • Fonseca's 63 attempts are a season-high and 18 kills are the most for her since Sept. 29 vs. Rollins.
  • This marks the second time this season the Blue and White have had 100 digs or more (Florida Southern, Sept. 14).
  • With the win, the Fighting Knights improve to 4-1 in five-set matches this season while they also sweep the season series over Embry-Riddle for the first time since 2015.

UP NEXT:
The Fighting Knights close out the regular season on the road tomorrow, Saturday, Nov. 10, traveling to Florida Tech for a 12 p.m. match.